Nowadays, when opting for a coupe variant of a mid-size car, customers will consider luxury models such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, Infiniti Q60, Lexus RC, Dodge Challenger or Chevy Camaro. Although the new Honda Accord Coupe is lower, wider, lighter, sleeker and even faster and handles better than its predecessor, it is still a very low-volume product. As a result, it can’t keep pace with those well-known contenders.
"While we expect the new Accord to be a technological, design and engineering success, it's unlikely to be the sales success that its predecessor was," said Jack Nerad, Executive Market Analyst for Kelley Blue Book.
After the axe of the Accord Coupe, Honda has decided to focus efforts on building its best sedans, including the 2018 Accord. With two new turbocharged engines and a wide range of technological updates, the 2018 Honda Accord is expected to be the greatest Accord ever made.
>>> View more: 2018 Honda Accord to make world premiere on July 14
Know more about Honda Accord 2021
The entry of the Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. to the executive sedan segment is the Honda Accord. The current Honda Accord is in its 10th generation. It features sharper-looking LED headlights, restyled grille, LED multi-projector lamps, revamped front bumper, and C-shaped LED taillights. Overall, the current Honda Accord has a sportier design execution. The instrument cluster receives a full-color TFT display along with improved resolution to accommodate Honda Sensing – the newest addition to the current-generation Honda Accord. Honda Sensing is the brand’s newly-introduced suite of safety features that includes the utilization of radar technology to assist the driver. Honda Sensing comes with the following car technologies: road departure mitigation, low-speed follow, adaptive cruise control, lane keeps assist system, collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning. With the help of the new safety technology, the latest Honda Accord is presently the safest version of the model. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. offers the Honda Accord with a single variant only – the Honda Accord 1.5 EL Turbo CVT (with Honda Sensing) priced at Php 2,288,000. The Honda Accord's power comes from the 1.5L Earth Dreams Technology DOHC 16-valve VTEC Turbo engine that produces 187 horsepower and 260 Newton-meter. It is the upgraded version of the engine used in the Honda Civic RS Turbo.